Folium Darwinii – Postponed until next Saturday, February 20, 7-10 PM
Thirty-Five Artists from the Atlanta Printmakers Studio and Asheville Bookworks created hand-pulled prints responding to the life and ideas of Charles Darwin. These prints were put together as the “Folium darwinii” print portfolio, and will be exhibited for the first time at the Seen Gallery in Decatur, Georgia.
The show will run from February 20 – March 17th at The Seen Gallery is located at 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.
2009 commemorated the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of the Species. In celebration of the discoveries and life of Charles Darwin we asked our participants to respond to his life story, his scientific ideas and their impact on the modern world and artistic practice. The exchange title, Folium darwinii alludes to binomial nomenclature used to name and identify species. The Latin names are in two parts: the first part designating the genus to which it belongs and the second to the species itself. “Folium darwinii” is therefore a play-on-words, “Darwin’s leaves”, a synonym of paper, printmaking’s traditional support
The portfolio presents a wide range of traditional and non-traditional printmaking processes used singularly and in combination: relief, collagraph, monoprinting, letterpress, intaglio, silkscreen, lithography, and photo transfer methods. Folium darwinii is a technically and conceptually rich collection of images traversing the elegant, fantastical, the humorous, and introspective. The participating artists explore the beauty and complexity of the natural world and man’s place within this system. In addition to the prints on exhibit, catalogues of the portfolio will be available for purchase
The artists in the portfolio are: Daniel Allegrucci, Peery Angelika, Bill Clements, Dale Clifford, Laurie Corral, Gwen Diehn, Terri Dilling, Jan DiPietro, Martha Ebener, Eric Elliot, Andrea Emmons, Jonathan Fisher, Teri M. Fleming, Katherine Garrou, Nancy Maxwell Goldberg, Pedro A. Gonzalez, Toby Gordon, Alicia Griswold, Christopher Hickey, Jennifer M. High, Susan Ker-Seymer, Matt Liddle, Corrina Sephora Mensoff, Leslie Ann Pace Modena, Brian Randall, Richard E. Raschke, Gina Reynoso, Lisa Beth Robinson, Debrah Santini, Terry Schupbach-Gordon, Stephanie Smith, Gena VanDerKloot, John VanDerKloot, Judy Winograd, and Daryl White.
Catering provided by Badda Bing